Thai Appetizer Recipes

Thai flavors abound in spring rolls, satay, and other favorite Thai-inspired appetizer recipes, all rated and reviewed by cooks like you.

Staff Picks

Thai Banana Salsa with King Prawns

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Extremely refreshing. I make extra salsa to keep in the fridge for a pick-me-up after a long day at uni. You can serve it on a banana leaf with lime wedges.
By suyin-melissa

Thai Pork Satay

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
This is a wonderful pork shish kabob with a Thai flavor. I took this on a church campout and it was a huge hit.

Thai Basil Rolls with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
Shrimp and pork - layered with rice noodles, bean sprouts, and herbs - all rolled together in a fresh rice wrapper and served with a hoisin-peanut sauce for dipping. Great for an appetizer or lunch!

Thai Chicken Satay

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
The closest to my favorite satay served at my Thai restaurant. Prep is quick- best if left to marinade for a few hours or more. Skewer up for the grill or saute on the stove! I buy the chicken tenderloin strips which are already boned, skinned and a nice size piece without slicing to save time.

Thai Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
My mother introduced me to this recipe and it is wonderful! So easy and delicious, a perfect spicy appetizer!
By Allrecipes Member

Thai Crab Rolls

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
Moderately spiced crab meat rolled into Thai spring roll sheets before quickly 'pan' deep-fried and dipped into a magical, tangy dipping sauce! Arrange on lettuce leaves with the dip in the center for a stunning presentation.

Thai Chicken Dip

Rating: 4 stars 19
Served hot or warm, this exotic dip is a huge party pleaser. Ground chicken is simmered in a peanutty coconut sauce. You'll feel guilty for all the praise, because it is so easy to make. Serve with papadums or prawn crackers.

Thai Fish Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 38
An easy and tasty alternative for serving fish. The variations can be endless!

How to Make Beef Satay

Rating: 5 stars 84
With grilling season still in full swing, you can never have enough new and exciting ways to enjoy beef. This is the main course-size version of a fabulous Thai appetizer, strips of beef marinated in Asian spices, skewered, and grilled for a truly amazing combination of flavors. I think you should try this very soon.

Ajad (Authentic Thai Cucumber Salad)

Rating: 5 stars 4
This fresh pickle is the classic accompaniment to many deep-fried and barbequed Thai appetizers and some curries. It's best made a few hours before serving.

Larb Gai Nikki-Style

Rating: 5 stars 13
Bad haircuts make me crazy. Literally. I turn into a 3-year-old, crying, sniffling, ranting things like, 'My hair will never grow back!' So, when I met Nikki over a decade ago, I've stuck to her like how Bon Jovi groupies have stuck to the oh so fab Jon. On my recent visit with Nikki, I learned that not only is she an ace stylist, she apparently is the keeper of Thai cooking secrets. I'm usually dozing when Nikki is doing her hair magic… the reason why I didn't know this sooner. Anyway, Nikki shared her mom's ground chicken cooking technique for Larb Gai. Hope you enjoy it.

Fresh Spring Rolls With Thai Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 100
Science says: Shrimp is a good low-fat, high-protein substitute for meat and does not raise cholesterol.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Chili Chicken
Rating: Unrated 132
A tasty version of drumsticks with a bit of sweetness and spiciness. Thai sweet chili sauce adds an Asian flair.
One-Bite Thai "Flavor Bomb" Salad Wraps (Miang Kham)
Rating: Unrated 2
This is one of the most delicious, most exciting appetizers of all time. I've only had my mind blown a few times, but when I tried miang kham, that was one of those times. A savory, yet sweet sauce pulls together the intense, immense flavors that these salad bombs hold, and they're perfect for serving at parties.
Po Piah (Thai Spring Rolls)

This is my favorite snack of all times. It's a little bit time consuming to make, but I usually make a big batch and freeze them. They can be deep-fried frozen. Serve them with spring roll sauce or sweet chile sauce and Thai ajad, pickled cucumber salad.